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Black Masks and Gasoline Lyrics

Simply because you can breathe
Doesn't mean you're alive
Or that you really live

This life here has taken its toll
And she just doesn't know
How much more she can give

But here, at the top of the world
I raise my hands and I clench my...

  1. anonymous
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    Sep 9th 2012 report

    Tim says in one of his live shows "this song is about burning it down, and building it back up again" if you'd pay attention to the songs lyrics you'd understand how it's about that.

  2. anonymous
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    Sep 20th 2011 report

    So to me, this is about how people think that "This world is somethin' that you must impress" but we "couldn't care less". and how no one cares who you are till you're standing on the top of the world, then they "demand the answers with flips of a switch" suddenly you're someone. and how he "has an American dream what involves black masks and gasoline", again, this is just me. but i think he's talking about how he wants to get rid of people who are like that, but the people he wants to keep, give them a black mask so they survive. No one has written on this one so i just thought id give what i think :)

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